The ANRF Chronicle | April 2019 Editorial Letter From Dr. Z

The ANRF Chronicle | April 2019 Editorial Letter From Dr. Z

Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA

Strong Partnerships!


Our partnerships with some of America’s leading Foundations is a force multiplier. Among the most cherished is the strategic relationship with the Sontag Foundation focused on Rheumatoid Arthritis – a relationship that produced incredible talent to date (http://sontagfoundation.org/all-grants/support-for-early-career-ra-scientists/). Our growing partnerships with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) and the Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) are equally exciting. Similarly, ANRF collaborates closely with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and other key stakeholders across many areas of common interest.

All these like-minded organizations are committed to advancing science and discovery for the benefit of patients. They are comprised of dedicated professionals and visionary leadership. Every year, we pool resources together and rely also on the generosity of new individual supporters to fund the most meritorious proposals in Arthritis, Aging and Autoimmunity research. Indeed, many ANRF scholars you read about in this newsletter and across our communication channels, including our website, are the direct product of these collaborations. These awardees, in turn, mentor the next generation of talent, helping to sustain the research pipeline in our field. We feature Dr. Adamopoulos, a recipient of the ANRF-Sontag award (class of 2011) in this issue as one example of such collaborations’ outcome and pedigree.

 In other news, promising work by Dr Rhima Coleman – Engineering a New Approach to Cartilage Repair – is featured in this issue. Separately, you are all invited to a public webinar at the prestigious SBP conducted in partnership with ANRF and focusing on the key topic of Immunity. More on how to register here.

Finally, stay tuned next month for the announcement of the recipients of the new 2019 grant cycle competition (https://curearthritis.org/most-grant-proposals-in-history/ in basic, clinical, translational and epidemiology research. As our peer-review process is wrapping up, we are gratified to have received an unprecedented number of exciting proposals this year. All submitted by talented MD, PhD or MD/PhD individuals at the vanguard of innovation. We wish them all luck!

With gratitude,

Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA
Chief Executive Officer, ANRF

Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA
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Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA
znahle@curearthritis.org

Dr. Z (Zaher Nahle, PhD MPA) is an award-winning scientist and an Arthritis Patient. He is is the Chief Executive Officer of the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) and is based in California, USA.

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